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A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion

by Louis J. Parascandola & John Parascandola Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

Featuring a stunning gallery of portraits by the world’s finest poets, essayists, and fiction writers—including Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane, José Martí, Maxim Gorky, Federico García Lorca, Isaac Bashevis...


Chop Suey, USA: The Story of Chinese Food in America

by Yong Chen Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

American diners began flocking to Chinese restaurants more than a century ago, making Chinese cuisine the first mass-consumed food in the United States. By 1980, it had become the country’s most popular ethnic...


Not Like a Native Speaker: On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience

by Rey Chow Columbia University Press (September 23, 2014)

Although the era of European colonialism has long passed, misgivings about the inequality of the encounters between European and non-European languages persist in many parts of the postcolonial world. This unfinished...


Baby Boomers of Color: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice

by Melvin Delgado Columbia University Press (November 18, 2014)

Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs,...


Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

by Tom Digby Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called battle of the sexes intensifies in tandem with dispositions...


Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

by John G. Gunnell Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

John G. Gunnell argues that a distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry and that Thomas Kuhn’s approach to the philosophy...


Social Work: Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society

by Cynthia Bisman Columbia University Press (October 28, 2014)

This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new definitions and explanations...


Women in the Mosque: A History of Legal Thought and Social Practice

by Marion Katz Columbia University Press (September 23, 2014)

Juxtaposing Muslim scholars’ debates over women’s attendance in mosques with historical descriptions of women’s activities within Middle Eastern and North African mosques, this study shows how over the...


The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust

by Donald L. Niewyk & Francis R. Nicosia Columbia University Press (July 24, 2012)

This invaluable resource provides a multidimensional survey of the Holocaust, essentially integrating five separate books into one comprehensive reference tool: a historical overview; a guide to Holocaust controversies;...


Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture

by Eva Illouz Columbia University Press (November 05, 2003)

-- Amy B. Jordan, Director of the Media and the Developing Mind Sector, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania


Attachment and Dynamic Practice: An Integrative Guide for Social Workers and Other Clinicians

by Jerrold R. Brandell & Shoshana Ringel Columbia University Press (March 06, 2007)

Contemporary attachment theory both enriches our understanding of human development and informs clinical practice. Examining the relational bonds between young children and their caregivers, it traces its origins...


The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America

by Ronald H. Bayor Columbia University Press (July 14, 2004)

All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? Contemporary concerns such as bilingualism, incorporation/assimilation,...


Between East and West: From Singularity to Community

by Luce Irigaray & Stephen Pluhácek Columbia University Press (March 08, 2002)

With this book we see a philosopher well steeped in the Western tradition thinking through ancient Eastern disciplines, meditating on what it means to learn to breathe, and urging us all at the dawn of a new...


Black & White & Noir: America's Pulp Modernism

by Paula Rabinowitz Columbia University Press (June 20, 2002)

The first book to treat issues of race and ethnicity as related to noir, offering a cultural history of twentieth-century America through episodic readings of films, photographs, and literature.


The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

by Joyce M. Bell Columbia University Press (June 17, 2014)

The Black Power movement has often been portrayed in history and popular culture as the quintessential “bad boy” of modern black movement making in America. Yet this image misses the full extent of Black...


Our Broad Present: Time and Contemporary Culture

by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht Columbia University Press (May 27, 2014)

Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship...


After Pluralism: Reimagining Religious Engagement

by Courtney Bender & Pamela E. Klassen Columbia University Press (November 02, 2010)

The contributors to this volume treat pluralism as a concept that is historically and ideologically produced or, put another way, as a doctrine that is embedded within a range of political, civic, and cultural...


The Weave of My Life: A Dalit Woman's Memoirs

by Urmila Pawar, Maya Pandit & Wandana Sonalkar Columbia University Press (July 15, 2009)

"My mother used to weave aaydans, the Marathi generic term for all things made from bamboo. I find that her act of weaving and my act of writing are organically linked. The weave is similar. It is the weave...


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives

by Douglas Kimmel, Tara Rose & Steven David Columbia University Press (May 09, 2006)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual,...


What It Means to Be Daddy: Fatherhood for Black Men Living Away from Their Children

by Jennifer Hamer Columbia University Press (April 18, 2001)

Absent fathers and households headed by single mothers are frequently blamed for the poor quality of life of African-American children. This book challenges these assumptions, arguing that they are largely an...


A Semite: A Memoir of Algeria

by Denis Guénoun, William Smock, Ann Smock & Judith Butler Columbia University Press (May 06, 2014)

Denis Guénoun's father was an Algerian Jew who inherited French citizenship and revered the principles of the French Revolution. He taught science in a French lycée in Oran and belonged to the French Communist...


Time and the Other: How Anthropology Makes Its Object

by Johannes Fabian & Matti Bunzl Columbia University Press (April 15, 2014)

Time and the Other is a classic work that upended the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind....


Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare

by Marian S Harris Columbia University Press (April 15, 2014)

The number of children of color entering the child welfare system in the United States is disproportionately high. This is especially true among African-American children, who, though they comprise 15% of children...


Children Living in Transition: Helping Homeless and Foster Care Children and Families

by Cheryl Zlotnick Columbia University Press (December 31, 2013)

Sharing the daily struggles of children and families residing in transitional situations (homelessness or because of risk of homelessness, being connected with the child welfare system, or being new immigrants...


No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

by Sonali Perera Columbia University Press (January 28, 2014)

Sonali Perera expands the discourse on working-class fiction by considering a range of international, noncanonical texts, identifying textual, political, and historical linkages overlooked by Eurocentric scholarship....


Clash of Identities: Explorations in Israeli and Palestinian Societies

by Baruch Kimmerling Columbia University Press (April 04, 2008)

By revisiting the past hundred years of shared Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli history, Baruch Kimmerling reveals surprising relations of influence between a stateless indigenous society and the settler-immigrants...


Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference

by Linell E. Cady & Tracy Fessenden Columbia University Press (November 05, 2013)

Global struggles over women’s roles, rights, and dress have taken center stage in a drama that casts the secular and the religious in tense if not violent opposition. Advocates for equality speak of the issue...


African American Children and Families in Child Welfare: Cultural Adaptation of Services

by Ramona Denby & Carla M. Curtis Columbia University Press (October 15, 2013)

This text proposes corrective action to improve the institutional care of African American children and their families, calling attention to the specific needs of this population and the historical, social,...


Dying to Be Men: Gender and Language in Early Christian Martyr Texts

by L. Stephanie Cobb Columbia University Press (September 04, 2008)

At once brave and athletic, virtuous and modest, female martyrs in the second and third centuries were depicted as self-possessed gladiators who at the same time exhibited the quintessentially "womanly" qualities...


Social Work Practice Research for the Twenty-first Century

by Anne E. Fortune, Philip McCallion & Katharine Briar-Lawson Columbia University Press (September 04, 2010)

Social work professionals must demonstrate their effectiveness to legislators and governments, not to mention clients and incoming practitioners. A thorough evaluation of the activities, ethics, and outcomes...


Electric Dreamland: Amusement Parks, Movies, and American Modernity

by Lauren Rabinovitz Columbia University Press (July 16, 2012)

More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks...


Reshaping Theory in Contemporary Social Work: Toward a Critical Pluralism in Clinical Practice

by William Borden Columbia University Press (November 05, 2009)

William Borden's persuasive collection of original essays reaffirms the place of theory in social work practice, showing how different theoretical models, therapeutic languages, and modes of intervention strengthen...


Mothers in Academia

by Mari Castañeda & Kirsten Isgro Columbia University Press (May 21, 2013)

While more mothers are increasingly occupying institutions of higher learning, they still struggle to make headway in a world that privileges a commitment to countless hours of scholarly research and study....


The Bronx

by Evelyn Gonzalez Columbia University Press (April 28, 2004)

The Bronx is a fascinating history of a singular borough, mapping its evolution from a loose cluster of commuter villages to a densely populated home for New York's African American and Hispanic populations....


The Task Planner: An Intervention Resource for Human Service Professionals

by William J. Reid Columbia University Press (July 12, 2000)

A comprehensive, A-to-Z set of task planners for more than one hundred psychosocial problems from alcoholism and anxiety to domestic violence and sexual abuse. Each entry includes a menu of actions the client...


The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust

by Donald L. Niewyk & Francis R. Nicosia Columbia University Press (September 26, 2000)

Offering a multidimensional approach to one of the most important episodes of the twentieth century, The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust offers readers and researchers a general history of the Holocaust while...


Measured Excess: Status, Gender, and Consumer Nationalism in South Korea

by Laura C. Nelson Columbia University Press (December 06, 2000)

This insightful analysis of the ways in which South Korean economic development strategies have reshaped the country's national identity gives specific attention to the manner in which women, as the primary...


Up from Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America

by Larry Gross Columbia University Press (December 26, 2001)

A half century ago gay men and lesbians were all but invisible in the media and, in turn, popular culture. With the lesbian and gay liberation movement came a profoundly new sense of homosexual community and...


Sexual Orientation and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Sexual Science and Clinical Practice

by Richard C. Friedman & Jennifer I. Downey Columbia University Press (June 20, 2002)

This book bridges psychoanalytic thought and sexual science. It brings sexuality back to the center of psychoanalysis and shows how important it is for students of human sexuality to understand motives that...


The Feminine and the Sacred

by Catherine Clément, Julia Kristeva & Jane Marie Todd Columbia University Press (October 23, 2012)

In November 1996, Catherine Clément and Julia Kristeva began a correspondence exploring the subject of the sacred. Their correspondence lead them to a controversial and fundamental question: is there anything...


Where Men Hide

by James B. Twitchell & Ken Ross Columbia University Press (March 21, 2006)

"If you ask men if they spend any time hiding, they usually look at you as if you're nuts. 'What, me hide?' But if you ask women whether men hide, they immediately know what you mean." -- from Where Men Hide...


Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807-1930

by Deborah Epstein Nord Columbia University Press (July 22, 2006)

Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807-1930, is the first book to explore fully the British obsession with Gypsies throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth. Deborah Epstein Nord traces various...


Changing the Subject: How the Women of Columbia Shaped the Way We Think About Sex and Politics

by Rosalind Rosenberg Columbia University Press (November 03, 2004)

This remarkable story begins in the years following the Civil War, when reformers -- emboldened by the egalitarian rhetoric of the post--Civil War era -- pressed New York City's oldest institution of higher...


Boys Don't Cry?: Rethinking Narratives of Masculinity and Emotion in the U.S.

by Milette Shamir & Jennifer Travis Columbia University Press (April 10, 2002)

We take for granted the idea that white, middle-class, straight masculinity connotes total control of emotions, emotional inexpressivity, and emotional isolation. That men repress their feelings as they seek...


The Refuge of Affections: Family and American Reform Politics, 1900--1920

by Eric Rauchway Columbia University Press (March 29, 2001)

The Progressives—those reformers responsible for the shape of many American institutions, from the Federal Reserve Board to the New School for Social Research—have always presented a mystery. What prompted...


Marked Men: White Masculinity in Crisis

by Sally Robinson Columbia University Press (August 31, 2000)

White men still hold most of the political and economic cards in the United States; yet stories about wounded and traumatized men dominate popular culture. Why are white men jumping on the victim bandwagon?...


Social Capital and Welfare Reform: Organizations, Congregations, and Communities

by Jo Anne Schneider Columbia University Press (February 01, 2006)

In this groundbreaking study, Jo Anne Schneider considers the reasons behind the limited success of most welfare reform initiatives and offers evidence-based recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of...


The Mobility of Workers Under Advanced Capitalism: Dominican Migration to the United States

by Ramona Hernandez Columbia University Press (February 27, 2002)

What explains the international mobility of workers from developing to advanced societies? Why do workers move from one region to another? Theoretically, the supply of workers in a given region and the demand...


The Playful Crowd: Pleasure Places in the Twentieth Century

by Gary Cross & John K. Walton Columbia University Press (October 18, 2005)

During the first part of the twentieth century thousands of working-class New Yorkers flocked to Coney Island in search of a release from their workaday lives and the values of bourgeois society. On the other...


The Rise of Mormonism

by Rodney Stark & Reid L. Neilson Columbia University Press (October 26, 2005)

Will Mormonism be the next world faith, one that will rival Catholicism, Islam, and other major religions in terms of numbers and global appeal? This was the question Rodney Stark addressed in his much-discussed...